Victory Journal is devoted to the intersection of sport and culture. Rather than engage in statistical analysis or partisan squabbling, Victory spotlights the drama of sport and the enduring glory of athletic pursuits the world over. Calling on an elite roster of like-minded contributors, Victory provides a forum for work that is unapologetically enthusiastic and uncompromisingly human. Through extensive reporting, probing personal essays, award-winning photography, illustration, and original films and animations, Victory embraces both classic storytelling methods and those just beginning to emerge.
Victory Journal 17 walks the borders and scales the barriers at the boundaries and margins of sport. From outliers changing their sport from within, to the outsiders’ struggle to break into the professional landscape, to athletes creating a world of sport where one doesn’t exist for people like themselves, we celebrate athletes and personalities who live on the margins of sport, who challenge its boundaries, or who defy them all together. In this issue: Amos Barshad reports on Kosovo’s burgeoning Olympic gymnastics team, with photographer Anthony Blasko; Chloé Cooper-Jones reports from the Drag Wrestling scene in Bushwick, with accompanying interview by David Shrigley, and so much more!
11 x 16.5", 217 pages